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Platinium Dogs Club [Certified Dishonest & Disgusting]
« on: January 03, 2019, 06:06:13 PM »
Website (down as at 3 Jan 2019): https://www.platiniumdogsclub.com
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Domain creation date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Registered by: Liew Charlotte; Mobile: 88189812; Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 88008438
ACRA Registration: No record for 'Platinium Dogs Club'

Petition: Stiffer Punishment Against Animal Abuses in Singapore
https://www.change.org/p/stiffer-punishment-against-animals-abuse-in-singapore






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Re: Platinium Dogs Club [Certified Dishonest & Disgusting]
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 06:10:10 PM »
4 cases of alleged mistreatment of dogs, including 1 death, surfaces against pet boarding house in a week
Pet owners' worst nightmare.
Zhangxin Zheng | December 29, 2018 @ 11:09 am

December is a great time for an overseas trip to spend time with loved ones.

However, not many families can bring their fur-kids along and will turn to leaving their pets with boarding houses.

Unfortunately, that turned out to be a heartbreaking experience for a few dog owners recently.

In particular, Joanne Png, had to suffer the loss her beloved 14-year-old Jack Russell named QQ upon returning from her holiday.

Jack Russell’s death

Png left her dog, a jack russell, under the care of a pet boarding house called Platinium Dogs Club for seven days while she went on the trip.

Png uploaded screen shots of a WhatsApp conversation with the boarder, Rachel, asking why there was blood in QQ’s faeces.

Rachel did not account for the blood in QQ’s faeces throughout the conversation despite being prompted to reply for at least three times.

Png also mentioned that the boarder did not reach out to Png’s emergency contact immediately when QQ’s condition deteriorated at the boarding house.

Png was only informed on the last day of QQ’s stay and QQ was brought to the vet for treatment.

Unfortunately, QQ passed away at around 5pm on Dec. 28.

Besides QQ, Png also left another dog in the care of the same boarding house.

In the WhatsApp conversation, the boarder accused Png of harassment and wanted to go to the police station to ‘settle’ the dispute.

It was also implied in the chat that the boarder was chasing for payment despite having paid for the service already.
Screenshot from Joanne Png’s Facebook page

This incident was also reported on Channel 8 news which showed photos of QQ in its last moments and named Platinium Dogs Club.

A Shih-Tzu experience

Png’s Facebook post detailing QQ’s death also attracted other petowners to share their unpleasant experiences with Platinium Dogs Club.

Elaine Yong detailed her less-than-ideal experience with the boarding house in a Facebook post on Dec. 20.

Yong said that her dog was ‘very unhappy, very uncomfortable and very dirty’ when she requested for a WhatsApp photograph update during the dog’s stay.

Yong later discovered injuries on her Shih-Tzu such as abrasions on two legs, inflammatory testicles and the bleeding skin on its penis.

Rachel claimed that she did not notice these injuries when the dog was staying over at the boarding house and eventually blocked Yong on WhatsApp.

The boarder also claimed that the Shih-Tzu finished five and a half packs of dry food and two cans of dog food which Yong prepared for her dog prior to its stayover but according to Yong, it is impossible for her Shih-Tzu to finish this amount of food in five days.

Chow Chow skin problems

Here’s another case shared on Dec. 25 against the boarding house where a Chow Chow had to have its fur shaved because of a skin condition.

This was what the Chow Chow looked like before staying in the boarding house.

Here are some photos showing the skin issues and injuries that the Chow Chow allegedly suffered after staying at the boarding house.

Blind Cocker Spaniel

In a Facebook post on Dec. 28, the Chained Dog Awareness in Singapore (CDAS) Facebook page urged the owners to retrieve their blind cocker spaniel from the boarding house.

The dog named Sparky was allegedly trying to get out of the house and whining loudly when it was spotted.

Fortunately, Sparky was back home already.

The post about Sparky also led to two more dog owners to share their experience with this boarding house, one happened in September and another on Dec. 28.

The owner also recalled seeing a man who might be working for a dog cremation service provider when she picked her Japanese Spitz, Glacier, up.

Hope these doggos get well soon.

Under investigation

The Platinium Dogs Club’s website has since been taken down.

According to Channel 8 News the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore is currently investigating the business.

Pet boarding houses are commercial businesses that are not allowed to operate out of private residential premises.

It was reported that the house where Platinium Dogs Club occupies is a rental residential property.

The owner rented this house to a tenant for S$4,000 per month.

According to Channel 8 News, the owner intends to terminate the rental contract after receiving complaints of excessive dog barking during the December school holidays.

Source: https://mothership.sg/2018/12/platinium-dogs-club-boarding-house-abuse

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Re: Platinium Dogs Club [Certified Dishonest & Disgusting]
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 06:26:39 PM »
Media Coverage

Discussions at Hardwarezone Forum
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/eat-drink-man-woman-16/pet-boarder-hoarding-platinium-dogs-club-5964362-4.html

Platinium Dogs Club Charlotte Liew (Public Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/501666937022649

Jack Russell (Deceased)
https://www.facebook.com/jpmeiqi/posts/10156851480288674

Shih Tzu dog
https://www.facebook.com/elaine.yong.391/posts/10161097908660304

Sparky - Blind senior Cocker Spaniel
https://www.facebook.com/ChainedDogAwarenessSingapore/posts/2250510834960714

From Priscillia Loo
https://www.facebook.com/sookyee.loo/posts/10216138539949797

Toby (Dog)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157967922419348&set=gm.501976293658380

Ran away dog
https://www.facebook.com/ChainedDogAwarenessSingapore/posts/2253068721371592

宠物寄宿被指疏忽照料致小狗生病 农粮局:正进行调查
https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/20181227-sg-pet-hotel-373056

狗儿寄宿所疏于照顾 至少十只狗遭殃
https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/20181228-sg-pet-boarder-complaints-373421

Pet Boarding House Returned 2 Dogs With Wounds & Matted Fur, Claims Horrified Owners
https://mustsharenews.com/platinium-dogs-club/

Platinium Dogs Club Owner Accused Of Carousell Scams & Plagiarism By Netizens
https://mustsharenews.com/platinium-dog-clubs-scam/

Police, SPCA & AVA raid Platinium Dogs Club’s facility in Bukit Panjang
https://mothership.sg/2018/12/platinium-dogs-club-raid

Owner seeks help finding dog that went missing from Platinium Dogs Club
https://mothership.sg/2019/01/missing-dog-platinium-dogs-club-prince-sheltie/

More trouble at pet boarding facility Platinium Dogs Club over alleged car accident
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/more-trouble-at-dog-facility-over-alleged-car-accident

Pet Boarding House Returned 2 Dogs With Wounds & Matted Fur, Claims Horrified Owners
https://mustsharenews.com/platinium-dogs-club/?fbclid=IwAR3D1JPPFGR7Sz1ClZFYMrRXjZ1d_B42xhyvv62tF9Ax-cx9WLUJSUySdew

Netizens Unite To Find Missing Sheltie From Platinium Dogs Club Saga
https://mustsharenews.com/platinium-dogs-club-sheepdog/

Prince Have Been Missing Since 30th Dec 2018
https://www.change.org/p/stiffer-punishment-against-animals-abuse-in-singapore/u/23830297

Owner of missing dog begs lady linked to Platinium Dogs Club for some info, gets completely ignored
https://mothership.sg/2019/01/owner-platinium-dogs-club-missing-sad/
https://www.facebook.com/derrick.tan.142/videos/10156053752293443/

Shady pet boarding facility gets confronted by dog owner whose pet went missing under its care
https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/singapore/shady-pet-boarding-facility-gets-confronted-by-dog-owner-whose-pet-went-missing-under-its-care/ar-BBRJUsT

Shady pet boarding facility gets confronted by dog owner whose pet went missing under its care
https://www.yahoo.com/news/shady-pet-boarding-facility-gets-034409870.html

Platinium Dogs Club saga: Viral petition hits over 25,000 signatures
https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/platinium-dogs-club-saga-viral-petition-hits-over-16000-signatures

AVA investigating Platinium Dogs Club after allegations of mistreatment
https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/ava-investigating-platinium-dogs-club-boarding-service-after-allegations-mistreatment
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Re: Platinium Dogs Club [Certified Dishonest & Disgusting]
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 08:18:00 PM »
Shanmugam assures thorough investigations on Platinium Dogs Club saga
Staff Writer, Singapore | 5 January 2019

UPDATE: Joint AVA-police media statement on their investigations.

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has assured that there will be thorough investigations and due process on the saga involving alleged animal mistreatment at pet boarding house Platinium Dogs Club.

In a message posted on his Facebook page on Saturday (5 January), he noted that several serious allegations have been made against the facility, and that both the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and the police have been actively investigating the allegations.

“Police have raided the Club as part of the investigations,” he wrote in the post. “Singaporeans can rest assured: there will be thorough investigations and there will be due process. Anyone who has engaged in illegal acts will face the consequences.

“There are also allegations that some people, in response, have also acted wrongly, and taken the law into their own hands. Those allegations will also be investigated.”

AVA and the police released a joint media statement later on Saturday, and said, “The Police and AVA’s investigations will be thorough and fair.

“The public is advised not to take matters into their own hands or engage in any actions that may violate the law or cause harm to themselves and others. The public should also refrain from speculation, and let the investigations take their course.”

They added that anyone who wishes to provide information in relation to Platinium Dogs Club can contact AVA at 1800-4761600.

The saga unfolded after several dog owners claimed in the past few weeks that their pets had been mistreated by Platinium under its care. One dog owner told Yahoo News Singapore that QQ, her 14-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, died after a stay at the facility.

The complaints by the dog owners prompted an investigation by the AVA and raids of Platinium’s premises at 7 Galistan Avenue by the authorities on 29 and 31 December.  During inspections of the premises, the AVA found 18 dogs and a rabbit.

Separately, a worker at Mobile Pet Cremation Services, a pet cremation company, told Yahoo News Singapore on 31 December that he had handled requests from a woman in December for Mobile Pet’s services. The worker said three dogs were taken from the premises on separate occasions last month for cremation.

On Wednesday afternoon, police officers turned up at the Platinium premises after a woman, who is alleged to be linked to the controversial pet boarding facility, was caught in a standoff with the police.

During the standoff, several eyewitnesses claimed that while the woman was being driven out in a car as she tried to leave the house, the car was reversing and it hit a person.

In a statement issued on Wednesday night, the police said they were alerted to a case of a group of people who had gathered outside 7 Galistan Avenue, and was obstructing its driveway.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that a 40-year-old man from the group had alleged that he was hit by the vehicle that was reversing out of the compound of the unit. The man was subsequently conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in a conscious state,” the statement said.

The 33-year-old driver of the vehicle and the group of people comprising seven women and four men, including the 40-year-old man, are assisting with police investigations, the police added.

According to eyewitnesses, there were several people standing outside the premises holding a “Missing Dog” notice bearing the picture of Prince, a seven-year-old Shetland sheepdog. Elaine Mao, a bid manager, had left Prince under the care of Platinium, but the dog was nowhere to be found during the raids by authorities.
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Nine persons carrying a Missing Dog notice bearing the picture of Prince, a seven-year-old Shetland sheepdog, who was boarded at Platinium Dogs Club and is currently missing. (PHOTO: Derrick Tan/Yahoo News Singapore)

Yahoo News Singapore understands that among the persons who were assisting the police investigations were those who had held the Missing Dog notice.

The saga has also sparked an online petition calling for stiffer penalties against animal abusers on Change.org, which has gathered nearly 47,000 signatures as of Saturday noon.

Source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/shanmugam-assures-thorough-investigations-platinium-dogs-club-saga-043853785.html

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Re: Platinium Dogs Club [Certified Dishonest & Disgusting]
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 08:23:31 PM »
Compiled timeline (from Twinkle07 / Hardwarezone Forum)
 
 Dec 11 - A dog got cremated by Mobile Pet Cremation Services
 Dec 12 - Pika collected in bad condition (stay Dec 8 - 12)
 Dec 16 - Prince got sent in (stay Dec 16 - Jan 10)
 
 Dec 18 - Whisky's owner got message from PDC to send vet as it cannot walk (stay Dec 9-20). Collected in bad condition.
 
 Dec 22 9.30am - Footage of Prince recorded (timestamp checked by owner after suspicious of dec 23 video)
 Dec 23 9.30pm - Footage of Prince sent to owner
 
 Dec 24 - A dog got mass cremated by Mobile Pet Cremation Services
 Dec 25 - A dog got individually cremated by Mobile Pet Cremation Services
 Dec 25 - Glacier collected in bad condition (stay Dec 18-25). Glacier's owner spotted cremation man outside.
 Dec 25 - Sparky head trapped in gate, not freed by PDC. Chained Dogs Awareness was alerted.
 
 Dec 26 - PDC staff texted QQ/Louis's owner about QQ's condition. Louis collected by owner's brother. QQ sent to vet. QQ died 7 hours later
 Dec 26 - "LS" got collected by owner in laosai condition (stay Dec 12 - 26)
 
 Dec 28 - Sparky reunited with owner ( claimed by Chained Dogs Awareness )
 
 Dec 29 1.10pm - AVA raid
 
 Dec 29 - Toby freed by Jennifer Chua. Dog not hers but her client's.
 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157967922419348&set=gm.501976293658380&type=3&theater&ifg=1
 [Theng Wei Gan They removed the unlicensed ones. Licensed ones can only be removed with owners’ authorization.]
 
 Dec 30 7am - Random dog ran out of house. "A lady and a guy was seen chasing but left without securing it. " Dog collected from SPCA by owner on Dec 31
 https://www.facebook.com/ChainedDogAwarenessSingapore/posts/2253068721371592?__tn__=-R
 
 Dec 30 1.30pm -2pm - Charlotte texted Prince's owner AVA broke in left gate open and one big dog and Prince ran out. C said she not present at scene.
 Dec 31 - AVA raid. By 3pm, all animals had been removed from the premises. By night, AVA update 18 dogs and a rabbit were found during the raid on Monday and an earlier one on Saturday. Neighbours whom Yahoo News Singapore spoke to on Monday said they also witnessed “two dogs and a small cage” being removed from the premises by a woman, said to be the operator of Platinium, at 3am and 8am, respectively.
 
 Jan 2 - Car Accident outside house.
 
Sources
 Prince: https://www.facebook.com/groups/232319896968264/permalink/1283080475225529/
 LS: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157123206113081&set=p.10157123206113081&type=3&permPage=1
 QQ, Pika, Whisky, Glacier: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/dog-dies-stay-platinium-dogs-club-boarding-facility-pet-owner-110802123.html
 Toby: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157967922419348&set=gm.501976293658380&type=3&theater&ifg=1
 Random dog: https://www.facebook.com/ChainedDogAwarenessSingapore/posts/2253068721371592?__tn__=-R
 sparky: https://www.facebook.com/ChainedDogAwarenessSingapore/posts/2250510834960714
 https://sg.news.yahoo.com/least-three-dogs-taken-platinium-dogs-club-premises-cremated-123005408.html[/QUOTE]

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Re: Platinium Dogs Club [Certified Dishonest & Disgusting]
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 10:38:27 PM »
Platinium Dogs Club operator arrested by AVA, some owners reunited with their dogs
Jan 7, 2019 | Choo Yun Ting

SINGAPORE - The operator of pet boarding facility Platinium Dogs Club has been arrested, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and National Development Sun Xueling said in a Facebook post on Monday (Jan 7).

Ms Sun told The Straits Times that a 30-year-old woman was arrested. Responding to queries, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) confirmed that she was arrested on Sunday.

ST understands she is being held at Tanglin Police Division.

In her post, Ms Sun said that the operator is assisting with AVA's investigations into alleged animal welfare offences.

"The AVA is continuing investigations into the Platinium Dogs Club, including making further inspections," said Ms Sun, who is an MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.

The authorities will take enforcement action on any animal welfare infringements, she added.

Several pet owners who had boarded their dogs with Platinium Dogs Club have also been reunited with their pets.

AVA had previously taken the dogs into temporary custody to safeguard their welfare after a raid on the pet boarding facility.

"Let's stay calm and let the authorities investigate the case thoroughly and fairly," Ms Sun said.

AVA later took temporary custody of animals found on the premises.

On Jan 2, a group of dog owners gathered outside the gates of Platinium Dogs Club, demanding information on a missing shetland sheepdog named Prince.

A 40-year-old man in the group was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for outpatient treatment after being hit by a car which the operator of the pet boarding facility was travelling in.

The group of 11 had remained in the path of the car as it slowly reversed despite police officers advising the group to give way for their safety.

In a joint statement with AVA on Jan 5, the authorities said that the group were assisting the police with investigations.

Under the Animals and Birds Act, those who fail in their duty of care towards animals in the course of conducting an animal-related business face a maximum fine of $40,000 and/or a jail term of two years if convicted.

Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/platinium-dogs-club-operator-arrested-by-ava-dogs-reunited-with-several-owners

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Re: Platinium Dogs Club [Certified Dishonest & Disgusting]
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 10:13:16 PM »


AVA confirms missing sheepdog Prince died while boarded at Platinium Dogs Club
09 Jan 2019 12:45PM |

SINGAPORE: The Shetland sheepdog that was reported missing after it was taken to Platinium Dogs Club had died while it was at the pet boarding centre, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said on Wednesday (Jan 9).

In a Facebook update, AVA added that the dog was later cremated by a pet cremation service provider.

"Preliminary investigations have revealed that Prince, a Shetland Sheepdog reported to be missing from PDC (Platinium Dogs Club), had died while it was boarded there and was cremated by a pet cremation service provider," the update said.

Separately, the animals AVA had taken temporary custody following raids at the centre have been returned to their respective owners except for one dog, whose owner is not in Singapore, and a rabbit.

"We are continuing to establish ownership of the rabbit," said AVA.

"AVA’s investigation is still ongoing. The public is advised not to speculate and let the investigation take its course," it added.

"AVA takes animal welfare seriously and will take enforcement action against any offenders to safeguard animal welfare."

Platinium Dogs Club has been under investigation by the authorities following complaints of alleged mistreatment of animals under its care.

One of the pet owners was Ms Elaine Mao, who was told on Dec 30 that her Shetland sheepdog named Prince had gone missing after she took her pet to the centre on Dec 16.

Her dog was not among the animals that AVA had taken temporary custody of following raids at the pet boarding centre on Dec 29 and 31. Eighteen dogs and a rabbit were found by AVA at the pet boarding centre, a semi-detached house at 7 Galistan Avenue.

On Wednesday, Ms Mao described the loss of Prince as "totally unbearable".

"A part of me has gone with him," she said on a Facebook page called Lost and found pets in Singapore.

"Sorry for not responding to anything from now on as we need some time and space to calm down," she wrote.

The operator of Platinium Dogs Club, a 30-year-old woman, was arrested on Sunday.

She is assisting with investigations on alleged animal welfare-related offences, according to Senior Parliamentary Secretary for National Development Sun
Xueling in a Facebook post on Monday.

Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam pledged that there will be a "thorough investigation" into the pet boarding centre.

He said in a Facebook post on Saturday that "there are also allegations that some people, in response, have also acted wrongly, and taken the law into their own hands".

"Those allegations will also be investigated," he added.

An AVA notice outside Platinium Dogs Club instructing the tenants that they are not allowed to have any animals on the premises. (Photo: Jeremy Long)

On Jan 2, a 40-year-old man who was among a group of people who gathered outside Platinium Dogs Club's premises, was taken to hospital after a car knocked into him.

He was believed to be a volunteer helping one of the pet owners who had gone to the centre to confront the owner.

Under the Animal and Birds Act, those who fail in their duty of care towards the animals in the course of conducting an animal-related business may be fined up to S$40,000 or jailed for two years, or both.

Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/platinium-dogs-club-ava-pet-boarding-shetland-sheepdog-prince-11101626

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 04:29:40 PM »


AVA confirms missing sheepdog Prince died while boarded at Platinium Dogs Club
09 Jan 2019 12:45PM |

SINGAPORE: The Shetland sheepdog that was reported missing after it was taken to Platinium Dogs Club had died while it was at the pet boarding centre, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said on Wednesday (Jan 9).

In a Facebook update, AVA added that the dog was later cremated by a pet cremation service provider.

"Preliminary investigations have revealed that Prince, a Shetland Sheepdog reported to be missing from PDC (Platinium Dogs Club), had died while it was boarded there and was cremated by a pet cremation service provider," the update said.
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Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/platinium-dogs-club-ava-pet-boarding-shetland-sheepdog-prince-11101626

"JS Hello" posted a comment in the youtube video stating that "I hope the dog will come into my dream and tell me what happen. "

My reply to her:
You may find this book to be comforting, titled "The Next Person You Meet in Heaven", esp. the 2nd person Annie met in Heaven... who was Annie's pet dog when she was alive. Source: https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/3865316

Extract from the book "
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven" Page 67:
    Annie stared at the old woman in the coat.
    “Are you saying …?”
    “I’m Cleo.”
    “But you’re a woman.”
    “I thought this form would be easier.”
    Annie stared hard into Cleo’s eyes, trying to imagine the rest of her, her cocoa fur, her thin, floppy ears. She recalled the things Cleo recalled. She recalled Cleo getting older. She even recalled the day Cleo died, driving to the vet’s office in her mother’s car, a sluggish Cleo breathing slowly in her lap. But she did not know how these memories could matter now.
    “Why are you here, Cleo?” Annie asked.
    “To teach you something. Each soul you meet in heaven does the same.”
    “So animals have souls?”
    Cleo looked surprised.
    “Why wouldn’t they?” she said.


Additional message for Prince's owner, Elaine Mao:
1. No words can describe your grief and the reality that while time does not heal all wounds, it does help one reconcile with the reality and your history with Prince will always be precious moments. You may also find the book 'The Next Person You Meet in Heaven' to be comforting.

2. In addition, you may also find these  two books to be helpful in coping with your grief:

Both of these books were published by the Singapore Child Bereavement Support and it has helped me coped with grief many years ago and I hope it would for your case as well.



Kind Regards,
Doc Green.
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Re: Platinium Dogs Club [Certified Dishonest & Disgusting]
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2020, 03:25:31 PM »
Operator of Platinium Dogs Club faces 13 charges related to pet boarding facility
June 15, 2020
Lianhe Wanbao

SINGAPORE - The operator of pet hotel Platinium Dogs Club is expected to be charged on Monday (June 15) over several offences, such as those related to animal abuse.

The 31-year-old woman is slated to face 13 charges, the police, National Parks Board and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority said in a joint statement on Monday.

These charges include six counts for failing to ensure that an animal is provided with adequate food and water. Those found guilty for this offence under the Animals and Birds Act can be fined up to $40,000 or jailed up to two years, or both.

Other charges against the woman include one count for failing to ensure that an animal is protected from or rapidly diagnosed of significant injury or disease, another count for causing unnecessary pain or suffering to the animal, and one count for providing false information to a public servant.

She is also accused of failing to make reasonable efforts to recover an animal when it is missing, as well as obstructing, preventing, perverting or defeating the course of justice.

Lastly, the woman faces a charge for not registering a business under the Business Names Registration Act, and a charge over abetting false information given to the Registrar of Business Names.

The agencies have conducted thorough investigations into various aspects of the case and all parties involved are advised to refrain from speculating or commenting on the case until after the court proceedings are over, the statement said.

Platinium Dogs Club, a pet boarding facility which advertises a variety of services on its website, including overnight board for dogs, day care, and grooming, has had run-ins with the authorities.

In December 2018, the pet boarding house in Bukit Panjang was raided by the authorities following complaints that pets in its care were allegedly mistreated.

The then Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority subsequently took temporary custody of animals found on its premises.

Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam later weighed in on the matter, reassuring Singaporeans in a Facebook post in January last year that thorough investigations would be conducted and anyone who has engaged in illegal acts would face the consequences.

In another incident, a dog which was reported missing from Platinium Dogs Club died while boarded at the facility in January last year. Investigations revealed that Prince, the Shetland sheepdog, had died while boarded there and was cremated by a pet cremation service provider.

The dog owner had paid $945 to check Prince into the facility in December 2018 before she went overseas.

Source: https://www.asiaone.com/singapore/operator-platinium-dogs-club-faces-13-charges-related-pet-boarding-facility

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2 weeks’ jail, fine for Platinium Dogs Club owner, who cremated customer’s dog and lied about it
Louisa Tang | August 31, 2021

SINGAPORE — An operator of pet hotel Platinium Dogs Club, which came under fire in late 2018 after numerous complaints of animal mistreatment, was jailed for two weeks and fined S$35,700 on Tuesday (Aug 31).

Charlotte Liew was also banned from running any animal-related businesses for a year.

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to four counts of breaching her duty of care as an animal owner.

She also admitted to three charges each of obstructing justice by cremating a Shetland sheepdog’s carcass, giving false information to a public servant and providing pet boarding services as an unregistered business.

Five other similar charges were taken into consideration for sentencing.

If Liew cannot pay the fine, she has to serve another 11 weeks and two days behind bars.

She ran Platinium Dogs Club out of a rented semi-detached house along Galistan Avenue, located in Bukit Panjang.

The Platinum Dogs Club operated out of a rented semi-detached house in Bukit Panjang. TODAY file photo

The court heard that in September 2018, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Acra) received a letter from someone who alleged that Platinium Dogs Club was not a registered business entity.

The person, who was not identified in court documents, realised this after trying to seek recourse against the business in the Small Claims Tribunal.

Liew was then called up by Acra for investigations. A month later, she told her sister, Ms Charmaine Tam, to register the business.

Ms Tam submitted an application stating that Platinium Dog Club’s principal place of business was along Woodlands Avenue 1, and that she was the owner. Ms Tam also lied that it began operating in Oct 31, 2018 when Liew had started running it from January the same year.

CLAIMED DOG WAS BITTEN TO DEATH

Two months later on Dec 14, 2018, Liew met Ms Mao Yanchai, the owner of a sheepdog named Prince.

Ms Mao, who was heading overseas for about a month, paid S$945 to board the seven-year-old dog in a private room at Platinium Dogs Club. She was told that staff members would be present at all times and that the facility was fully air-conditioned.

Liew only gave Ms Mao updates on her dog through video text messages on Dec 18 and 22 that year. The canine then died while under Liew’s care.

Deputy Public Prosecutors (DPPs) Dillon Kok and Benedict Teong told the court: “The actual circumstances and cause of its death are unknown. The accused claimed it was bitten to death by another dog (at Platinium Dogs Club) in her absence.”

On Dec 24, Liew hired Mobile Pet Cremation under a fake name and lied that Prince’s carcass was that of her 15-year-old dog named Crayon.

On Dec 30, Liew told Ms Mao that Prince was missing, claiming that officers from the then Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) had raided the pet hotel and taken away some unlicensed dogs. She then said that AVA officers left the premises unlocked.

The AVA's animal-related functions have since been taken over by the National Parks Board.

Ms Mao replied that Prince was licensed and asked for more information, but Liew stopped responding to her phone calls.

On Jan 2, upon her return to Singapore, the dog owner went to the premises to look for Liew.

The prosecution told the court: “She implored the accused to reveal Prince’s whereabouts (and) even got down on her knees. The accused completely ignored (her) pleas.

“Not knowing that Prince had in fact died, Ms Mao and some other members of the public organised search parties to look for the dog.”

Prince, a seven-year-old sheepdog, died while boarding at pet hotel Platinium Dogs Club. Photo: Elaine Mao/Facebook

JACK RUSSELL TERRIER DEATH

On Dec 20, 2018, Liew took in two pet dogs from a Ms Png Lee Kun.

Ms Png told her that one of them, a 14-year-old Jack Russell terrier named QQ, needed to eat a type of special low-fat kibble because it had acute pancreatitis, but Liew did not ensure QQ abided by the diet.

In one video update she sent Ms Png, QQ was seen lying down and unresponsive. It also looked thinner than usual and had abrasions on its inner thighs, as well as faeces and urine on its body.

Upon Ms Png’s request, Liew took QQ to a veterinary clinic and left immediately after dropping off the dog. It died a few hours later, with a post-mortem examination revealing that it had suffered from acute renal failure.

Ms Png said that the special kibbles were eventually returned to her untouched.

DOG ESCAPED BUT LIEW GAVE UP

AVA officers visited the premises of the pet hotel on Dec 27 and 29, but no one answered. It then sought the permission and help of the landlord to enter, and discovered 12 dogs and a rabbit there.

Some of the animals were leashed to fixtures while others roamed freely. Urine and faeces littered the pet hotel’s three floors.

During the raid, officers found two dogs in a closed room with no ventilation.

One of them, a white husky, was panting and lapped up a large amount of water provided by AVA officers. It was also on a short leash and could not move much.

Three other dogs, including an Australian shepherd, were found leashed to various fixtures in another room, under similar circumstances.

On Dec 30, a dog named Texas escaped the premises when Liew opened the gate. Liew gave up and drove away, but a neighbour who witnessed this went to search for the canine and managed to coax it into her home.

Liew was arrested on Jan 6, 2019. Upon questioning about Prince and the cremation, she lied to police officers that it was her own dog Crayon, a mixed chihuahua, that had died and been cremated.

She also claimed that she did not know what had happened to Prince. She eventually recanted her lies in another statement to AVA the next day.

‘REGRETS HOW EVENTS TRANSPIRED’

Liew’s lawyer, Mr Tang Shangwei from WongPartnership, said in mitigation that his client was very remorseful and “regrets how events transpired”.

“As a show and demonstration of her remorse, she agreed to plead guilty at the pre-trial stage. With the benefit of hindsight, she certainly would have done differently if given a chance.”

The lawyer argued that she did not intend to subject the animals to suffering, and had left the dogs unattended in the closed rooms for a short period while returning other dogs to their owners.

Liew also did not know QQ’s medical history at the time of its boarding, Mr Tang said.

For her offences under the Animal and Birds Act, Liew could have been jailed for up to two years or fined up to S$40,000, or both.

Source: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/2-weeks-jail-fine-platinium-dogs-club-owner-who-cremated-customers-dog-and-lied-about-it#mdcrecs_s